Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterisation of the first Italian Candida africana isolate.

Abstract:

:One atypical isolate of the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans was isolated from an Italian patient with vulvovaginitis. The strain, germ tube positive and chlamydospore-negative showed white-thin turquoise colonies on Candida ID 2 medium. The yeast was identified as Candida africana by using morphological and biochemical tests. On the basis of the molecular results obtained in this study as well as in other studies, C. africana cannot be yet considered as a new species of Candida. It is possible that C. africana represents a new variant of C. albicans like the well-known Candida stellatoidea. To our knowledge, this is the first isolation of C. africana in Italy.

journal_name

Mycoses

journal_title

Mycoses

authors

Romeo O,Criseo G

doi

10.1111/j.1439-0507.2008.01630.x

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2009-09-01 00:00:00

pages

454-7

issue

5

eissn

0933-7407

issn

1439-0507

pii

MYC1630

journal_volume

52

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